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"Wonderboy" vs Pettis Set For Nashville

Anthony Pettis moves to the welterweight division to face off with perennial contender Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville

Two of the UFC's most dynamic and explosive strikers will meet in a fight fan's dream match on March 23, as former world champion Anthony Pettis moves to the welterweight division to face off with perennial contender Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. 

UFC Nashville will air live on ESPN+.

Owner of three consecutive post-fight performance bonuses, Pettis' reputation as a creative offensive force has earned him the nickname "Showtime," and he is determined to thrill Tennessee fans when he battles Thompson, whose five knockout wins in the UFC have made him a mainstay on highlight reels everywhere.

Also announced for the UFC Nashville card were the following bouts:

Curtis Blaydes vs Justin Willis
Randa Markos vs Angela Hill
Maycee Barber vs JJ Aldrich
Alexis Davis vs Jennifer Maia
Jussier Formiga vs Deiveson Figueiredo